Indoor cultivation of mushrooms to diversify farm and test local markets

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $3,699.10
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
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  • Agronomic: wheat
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Crop Production: food product quality/safety
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research, workshop, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, cooperatives, marketing management, e-commerce, feasibility study, market study
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: leadership development, new business opportunities, employment opportunities, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Indoor cultivation of shiitake, oyster and portabella mushrooms, with assessment of the local markets within 30 miles of Canton, MN for year round sales of the mushroom.

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